Catching Some Rays

An Oasis of Relaxation


August 6, 2013
Words by Taylor Wilson
Photos courtesy of The Datai Langkawi

Finding your inner Zen has never been so easy. A mystical island off the coast of West Malaysia awaits your arrival, engulfing you in tranquility. The enchanted island of Langkawi offers jungle-covered mountains, lakes, caves and waterfalls, all ready to be explored while staying at the island retreat, The Datai.

With a private pathway leading to white sandy beaches, a spa and a golf course, it is easy to see why The Datai seems too good to be true upon arrival. With 54 villas, 16 suites and 54 rooms, all with a private veranda and set in the lush rainforest, The Datai offers a trip you will certainly remember forever—even if you’re convinced it was all a dream.

Stay fit while on vacation by visiting The Datai’s state of the art health club or enjoy the island in the sun by participating in activities outside. Complimentary morning and evening nature walks are offered by the resident naturalist to heighten your awareness of the facility’s beautiful surroundings. The Datai also has two lap swimming pools on site, and tennis courts and an 18-hole championship golf course are available five minutes away at Els Club Teluk Datai.

Splash around on the white sandy beach, courtesy of the complimentary water sport facilities. Whether you’re interested in kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing or sailing, all necessary gear is available at your convenience to soak up all the surf has to offer. If you’d prefer to stay dry, complimentary mountain bikes are available to discover the jungle. You can even charter a boat for island hopping or spend an evening on the water, enjoying a sunset cocktail and dinner cruise.

When you are not out and about discovering the island’s allure, unwind at the Spa at The Datai. Four open-air spa villas allow guests to experience restoration of strength, beauty and balance of the body and mind. A plethora of services are offered including stimulating body polishes, nurturing envelopments, romantic bath ceremonies, rejuvenating beauty rituals and therapeutic massages. Just imagining yourself at the spa may put you into a trance!

As you can see, countless opportunities await you when you stay at The Datai for your destination wedding or honeymoon. This resort is sure to guarantee you a trip full of romance, luxury, relaxation and adventure. Spend quality time as newly weds on your honeymoon or share the magic with your friends and family for your destination wedding. Take advantage of this island oasis and visit to book before December 18, 2013 to receive a minimum of three nights in a deluxe room, starting at $1,833 U.S. plus tax and gratuity.

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